Quick Stats

1981-84, 981cc OHC v-twin, 70hp 110mph 50mpg 480lb

What to Expect

Bulbous vee-twin with enclosed (oil bath) chain drive that harks back to the days when men were men. Vibration, lackadaisical brakes and loose suspension makes fast cruising entertaining. Tough motor runs for about 60k, if the valves have 1000 mile services and a gentle hand’s applied to the clutch. Ultimately, the main bearings knock. Chronic starter motor problems but a fix for this.